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Notes From Underground

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Notes From Underground


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Dostoevsky's most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man's essentially irrational nature. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose Dostoevsky translations have become the standard, give us a brilliantly faithful edition of this classic novel, conveying all the tragedy and tormented comedy of the original. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
Authors: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
Title: Notes from underground
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2004
Characteristics: xxxi, 126 p. ;,22 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volohonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear
Contents: Introduction
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Chronology
Notes from underground
pt. 1. Underground
pt. 2. Apropos of the wet snow
Notes
Additional Contributors: Pevear, Richard - 1943-
Volokhonsky, Larissa
ISBN: 1400041910
9781400041916
1857152719
9781857152715
Branch Call Number: FICTION DOSTOYEVS 2004
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  • EleventyOne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A short story of a troubled 19th c. Russian bureaucrat in two parts. The first is a bit confusing as it is only a psychological prologue by the man on himself. The second part is the actual story. This is a great introduction to Dostoevsky.

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Report This Feb 18, 2014
  • EleventyOne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A short story of a troubled 19th c. Russian bureaucrat in two parts. The first is a bit confusing as it is only a psychological prologue by the man on himself. The second part is the actual story, which involves the man and his terrible relations with his old school colleagues, and with a young prostitute. This is a great introduction to Dostoevsky I think, since it is so short and yet fully "Dostoevskian."

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